Well, it's been a while. But the distractions of the holiday season are past and a new year is here, so I'm resolving to be at least a somewhat more frequent blogger.
As part of my resolutions for 2013, I recently cleaned up my woefully untidy home office, which had begun to resemble the Augean stables (minus the manure). Among the papers I sorted was an email exchange between me and an aspiring linguist named Jesse, who took me to task for my prescriptive views on language. Here is what he had to say: (more…)